The Restart Grant Scheme supports businesses in reopening safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Grants are available from 1 April 2021.

Eligible businesses in the non-essential retail sector may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £6,000 from their local council.

Those businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £18,000 from their local council.


Your business may be eligible if it is:

Businesses excluded from the fund

You cannot get funding if your business:

You must notify your local council if your situation changes and you no longer meet the eligibility criteria.

The subsidy allowances

This scheme is covered by three subsidy allowances:

Grants under these three allowances can be combined for a potential total allowance of up to £10,935,000 (subject to exchange rates).

Local councils will use their discretion to determine whether businesses meet the eligibility criteria for this grant scheme.

Eligible businesses will be paid:

Useful guides on this topic

COVID-19: Grant funding for business
What cash grants are available to support businesses during the Cornonavirus crisis? An index with links and summaries.

COVID-19: Government support tracker
This tracker covers measures announced by the government to support individuals and businesses, as we get through COVID-19.

Recovery Loan Scheme launched
HM Treasury has announced the opening for applications to the Recovery Loan Scheme. This is part of government-guaranteed finance throughout 2021, primarily in response to COVIV-19.

External links

Find your local council’s website to find out how to apply

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